David Luiz completed his shock switch to Arsenal yesterday and was finally unveiled by the gunners.
He signed a two year contract After a fee Believed to be around £8m was agreed between the blues and gunners. He was an integral part of the squad last season, but was deemed to be surplus to requirements by the returning Chelsea legend and new boss Frank Lampard.
Meanwhile, Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater will play for the Blues’ Premier League rivals Burnley in the 2019-20 season, the club confirmed on Thursday.On the other hand, Tottenham have confirmed the arrival of Giovani Lo Celso from Real Betis, ending a protracted transfer saga. The Argentina international midfielder will join on an initial one-year loan deal, with an option to buy the player permanently at the end of the season.
Tottenham also snapped up Fulham left back Ryan Sessegnon on Thursday just before deadline
The 19 year old £25m signing was handed a five year deal with an option to further extend for one year. He will wear the number 19 for spursEarlier in the day, Romelu Lukaku joined Inter Milan from Manchester United on a five year deal worth £74mA video was released by the Italian Club after his medicals before his unveiling.
• Manchester City swooped minutes before the summer transfer window closed to seal their latest signing, recruiting Derby County goalkeeper Scott Carson on loan.• Newcastle United have confirmed that forward Andy Carroll will be returning to his hometown club after eight injury-hit years away from Tyneside. Carroll left St. James’s Park for Liverpool in 2011 before moving to West Ham. He was released by the London club at the end of last season.
• Alex Iwobi was a subject of a dramatic record breaking move to Everton. The Toffees saw a £30 million ($36.4m) bid rejected by Arsenal for the winger on Wednesday, but returned with a new offer on Thursday ahead of the 5pm BST (12pm ET) summer transfer deadline.Arsenal accepted the bid and paperwork was filed to the Premier League by the Goodison Park outfit asking for an extension to get the deal done.He was finally unveiled yesterday and will now play for the Merseyside Outfit.
• Dennis Praet has completed his delayed move from Sampdoria to Leicester City for £18m.
The Belgium forward who is looking to team up with compatriot Dendoncker was confirmed hours after the transfer widow had closed.
Deadline Day Take Premier League Spending to £1.41bn
A late flurry of deadline-day signings took Premier League spending for the summer up to £1.41bn, just short of the £1.43bn record set in 2017.
Deadline day spending alone by English top-flight clubs was £170m – but on just 17 deals, the joint fewest number of transfers on the last day of the summer window since 2009.
Everton’s £34m signing of forward Alex Iwobi from Arsenal was the biggest incoming Premier League deal, while the largest transfer saw Romelu Lukaku leave Manchester United for Inter Milan for £74m – a loss of £1m on the fee they paid Everton.
Arsenal were the biggest spenders in England during the window, splashing out £155m. On deadline day, they bought £25m Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney and £8m Chelsea centre-back David Luiz.
Tottenham recruited Real Betis midfielder Giovani lo Celso on loan and signed Fulham winger Ryan Sessegnon for £25m. Their pursuit of Juventus forward Paulo Dybala was one of the big stories earlier in the day but the deal fell through.
All Major Deadline Day⏱ Deals in Premier League
Albian Ajeti – Basel to West Ham – £8m
Emil Krafth – Amiens to Newcastle – £5m
Romaric Yapi – Paris SG to Brighton – undisclosed
Lea Le Garrec – Guingamp to Brighton – undisclosed
Pedro Porro – Girona to Manchester City – undisclosed
Ismaila Sarr – Rennes to Watford – undisclosed
Aaron Mooy – Huddersfield to Brighton – undisclosed
Ryan Sessegnon – Fulham to Tottenham – £25m
Kieran Tierney – Celtic to Arsenal – undisclosed
Andy Carroll – West Ham to Newcastle – undisclosed
Scott Carson – Derby to Manchester City – loan
Giovani Lo Celso – Real Betis to Tottenham – loan
Danny Drinkwater – Chelsea to Burnley – loan
Muhamed Besic – Everton to Sheffield United – loan
Michael Verrips – Mechelen to Sheffield United – free
Dennis Praet – Sampdoria to Leicester City – £18m
David Luiz – Chelsea to Arsenal – £8m
Alex Iwobi – Arsenal to Everton – £35m
Romelu Lukaku – Manchester United to Inter Milan – £73m
Aaron Drinan – Ipswich to GAIS Goteborg – loan
Ibrahim Amadou – Sevilla to Norwich – loan
Danny Welbeck – Arsenal to Watford – free
Victor Camarasa – Real Betis to Crystal Palace – loan
Joao Cancelo – Juventus to Man City – £60m
Djibril Sidibe – Monaco to Everton – loan
James McCarthy – Everton to Crystal Palace – undisclosed
Danilo – Manchester City to Juventus – £34.1m
George Johnston – Liverpool to Feyenoord – loan
Nat Phillips – Liverpool to Stuttgart – loan
Taiwo Awoniyi – Liverpool to Mainz – loan
compiled by: Emmanuel Alfred
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